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Grateful DeadGrateful Dead Live at Fox Theatre on 1971-03-18 (March 18, 1971)

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Collection: GratefulDead
Band/Artist: Grateful Dead
Date: March 18, 1971 (check for other copies)
Venue: Fox Theatre
Location: St. Louis, MO

Source: Soundboard
Lineage: SBD > (7inch) MR > Cass > DAT > CDR > EAC > SHN
Taped by:
Transferred by: M. Wienke and Ben Yerys
Keywords: Live concert


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Casey Jones, Me And My Uncle, Big Boss Man, Bertha, Me And Bobby McGee, Loser, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, The Rub, Playing In The Band, Cumberland Blues Truckin' > Drums > The Other One > Wharf Rat, Sugar Magnolia, Greatest Story Ever Told > Johnny B. Goode, Not Fade Away > Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad > Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks) > Feedback, Uncle John's Band

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SBD (7") MR> Cass> DAT> CD; via Ben Yerys, M. Wienke

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Average Rating: 4.52 out of 5 stars4.52 out of 5 stars4.52 out of 5 stars4.52 out of 5 stars4.52 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: njpg - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - May 27, 2013
Subject: -
In general, I can't love the sound of this. I've been listening to audience tapes pretty much nonstop for about a month, and they have a warmth soundboards usually don't without some serious remastering. In addition, the vocals are usually way high in the soundboard mix, and the Dead's instrument sounds are often much prettier than their vocal ones. Also, I think that '71 & '72 were the years of crisp cleanness over warmth & depth, & they didn't get their post-'70 sound right for me until '73.

All that being said, this is still a very good show, but fraught with tentative amateurishness. Jerry's playing an experimental guitar, and everything from the beginning of Truckin' to the beginning of Other One is played totally out of tune on his part. Most of the new songs, though, are played extremely well for being so undeveloped. The second part of the Other One is weird, spooky and sublime, the turn-on-a-dime transition between Greatest Story and Johnny B. Goode is breathtaking, there's a killer NFA (let down somewhat by a horribly cut GDTRFB), and a very unusually rapped and expertly played Caution. All in all not the sweetest show I've heard, but with grand highlights.

Reviewer: chris phillips - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - April 25, 2013
Subject: Cumberland
The Fox(St. Louis) shows were on 2/2/70, 3/17/71, 3/18/71, 12/09/71, 12/10/71 and 10/17-19/72.
March '71 leads us right into one of the best Dead months!

Reviewer: doug_the_dude - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - March 18, 2013
Subject: --
What other band could be simultaneously so laid-back and so tight as the Dead in this first set? This is not the kind of show you introduce newbies to; it's just too elusive for those that don't know how to 'read it' the way the band wants to show you. I absolutely love the half-tempo Bobby McGee's first half.

Second set they loosen up and let the beast out of the cage; take your pick as to which one comes off best; I'm kind of partial to the GSET > JBG and, you betcha, that Wharf Rat - the on-a-dime transition from the Other One could only be done in the single-drummer era, and listen to how long they jam out the final segment.

'71 is certainly one of the most curious years in the Dead catalogue; I myself find shows like this totally irresistible; there *are* some unfortunate cuts in the board (CC>R, Other One, GDTRFB) and the vocals are a bit too high in the mix, but me? I don't care, yo -

Reviewer: Wittie1 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 2, 2012
Subject: 1st Grateful Dead concert
I went to this show with some people I barely knew. I had listened to the Dead on vinyl but had no idea what the concert would be like - the Fox theater with its over-the-top velvet and gold decor, mescaline, NRPS and hours of Dead music. I spent the night moving from place to place including up on stage. Miraculously found the people I came with for the 100 mile ride home. The thing I remember the most was a percussion solo that seemed to last for hours and Bobby's beautiful long hair. I went back to the Fox every time the Dead played there but this concert will always stick with me as a magical night.

Reviewer: Pangolin22 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - January 4, 2012
Subject: Take it away, Bobby!
This is your typical high energy 1971 show (which is to say great) until Bobby kicks it into overdrive. Starting with a spectacular, nicely jammed Other One this performance morphs into something really special. The Wharf Rat that follows is among my favourites. Then Bobby really launches off with a run that culminates in an incredible NFA > GDTRFB. If that wasn't enough, a really special Caution follows.
An above average 71 show with great sound!

Reviewer: Beau Zeau - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - November 20, 2010
Subject: 3/17/71 and 3/18/71
I attended the shows in St. Louis and they played the Fox 4 times in 1971--twice in March (the 17th and 18th) and December (9th and 10th). All but the 17th are on LAMA and I don't recall enough about the March shows to detail the 17th. I can attest that there was a show on the 17th however.

I remember hearing Bertha for the first time at the March shows and Jerry playing pedal steel with the NRPS.

They had played the Fox in Feb 1970 right after the infamous New Orleans bust and reportedly fell in love with the theater--a beautiful, trippy Art Deco place built in the 1920s and good sound to boot. The played there again in 1972 and 1973--great shows all.

Reviewer: Islam_sucks - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 17, 2010
Subject: WHAT'S UP WITH THIS?
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Seems no one has noticed that the "ticket stub" for this show is dated March 17, 1971...and there is no show for 1971-03-17 on the IA. Click the "Deadlist Project" link then click the "ticket stub" link to see the ticket stub.

So what happened? Why is there a ticket for the 17th of march, but no show for the 17th, just a show for the 18th, and NO tickect stub...or poster.

Is the date for this show incorrect? Should it really be the 17th like the ticket stub says, or is the ticket stub wrong, and it should read the 18th.

I am sure there is some dead head with the answer, so let's hear it....make it a good story at least...eh?

Islam_sucks

PS:

Great show, I downloaded it, of course.

Reviewer: BIG_R - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 16, 2010
Subject: 3-18-71
Excellent show. Good sound for such an old recording. I give it five stars but I'm biased. I just love this era of shows.

Reviewer: blake.hill - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - November 20, 2009
Subject: Fantastic
Sleeper!!!!

Also, if someone has a copy of this show İ would love you forever...

Reviewer: rollandfin - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 17, 2009
Subject: WOW
wow
only caution all year, not until europe do they play it again, important material

Reviewer: NeebruM - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - August 27, 2009
Subject: Not after New Orleans bust
That statement above is wrong. The show after NO was in 1970...

I was at ALL of the Fox shows...

Feb 1970 and they were on fire! There are bits on here. Listen to ST Stephen into Mason's Children....

It will lift the hair on the back of your NECK!

Reviewer: '71Deadman - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - February 26, 2008
Subject: My First GD Show Ever/Hooked For Life
I was a 17 year old newbee to the Dead in '71 and had no clue what I had in store that night. I think I paid $3.50 for my ticket which got me a general admission ticket to the Fabulous Fox. Spent the evening in the orchestra pit leaning on the stage less than 10 feet away from the band
and was totally blown away be them. The electricity that they had that night could never be matched (in my opinion) to any show I saw or heard after that. I was hooked on them to this day (I'm 53). An amazing show that brings back a lot of memories. This show has a personal negative for me in that it was sooo good, I held this as the standard for every concert I saw after this date (Dead or other) and was disappointed time and time again.

Reviewer: DaJiggs - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - February 7, 2008
Subject: My First Dead Show
What a great show!!! It was my first, of sooooo many fantastic shows. The best indoor venue on earth, no shit. The band was just released from jail in New Orleans and were they ever ready to rock. The concert was part of St. Louis University Homecoming '71. The concert was sponsored by the Epsilon Alpha chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at SLU. Oh what a show it was!

Reviewer: ratinacage - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - June 1, 2007
Subject: Review
A real gem of a show. Great setlist and jerrys vocals are amazing.

Reviewer: rollandfin - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - February 26, 2006
Subject: WOW
Im looking for a copy of this show, I've got plenty to offer in return. fieldhouse11277@hotmail.com

Wow what a show, it's shows like this that mold skull and roses, at best, the tip of the ice berg. The material here is fantastic. and yes rivals anything from fillmore april. caution is the meat and potatoes at this picknick.

bilf40 there was no tennesse jed played here, it's well agreed,the first one was later that year OCT19th.

There is no cut which i can hear in Caution, or feed back, or SugarMag, Casey Jones is very very minor, cut in GSET, then picks back up right at open of Jon b good, ? almost hard to belive, considering the probubility of the 2 songs linking as was the norm back when.

Reviewer: jbphburg - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - November 7, 2005
Subject: A Recommended Show
Music Archive states:

This is another fairly new show to circulate in the trading world. The whole show (the full show dos not circulate as far as I know)is well-played-- but what stands out is an incredible version of "Caution" that is literally spawned from a forceful "Not Fade Away." Keep your eyes out for this one!

(cuts in) Truckin'-> Drums-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat, Sugar Magnolia, Greatest Story Ever Told-> Johnny B. Goode, Not Fade Away-> Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)-> Feedback, Uncle John's Band

Reviewer: jbphburg - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - November 7, 2005
Subject: A Recommended Show
Music Archive states:

This is another fairly new show to circulate in the trading world. The whole show (the full show dos not circulate as far as I know)is well-played-- but what stands out is an incredible version of "Caution" that is literally spawned from a forceful "Not Fade Away." Keep your eyes out for this one!

(cuts in) Truckin'-> Drums-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat, Sugar Magnolia, Greatest Story Ever Told-> Johnny B. Goode, Not Fade Away-> Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)-> Feedback, Uncle John's Band

Reviewer: jammy - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 1, 2005
Subject: Fox in St Louis, home to some good shows
Classic spring 71 show. Great playing, good mix, quality sound. Can't go wrong imo. Only caution in 1971 I think. This is a keeper.

4.5 all around

Reviewer: Mt700 - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - September 25, 2005
Subject: Great stuff
Great sound, excellent vocals and an overall pleasing mix.
Solid show through and through.

Reviewer: danokingery - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - July 5, 2005
Subject: geneology
Can someone help me out with the history on this one? According to Deadbase X, the set list for 3-18-71 is as follows: Truckin>Drums>Other One>Jam>Caution>Feedback. I tried to cross reference it with the taping compendium, but it dosen't even list this show. What's going on here? Help! Other than that, this show (whenever it was) sounds like a typical early 70's show. Good old fashioned straight up rock n roll!! And after listening to a lot of psycedelic Dead lately, it's refreshing to listen to this era again. Roots and all that, you know? Anyway, excellent quality and definately worth downloading and repeated listening.

Reviewer: TJPOTTS - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - May 19, 2005
Subject: Lightening Indoors
Throughout, Jerry slices and cracks the air just on the outer edge all night long. Bertha, Bobby McGee stand out with riviting riffs. The Boys were hot that night (an understatement). Smooth as glass, a superb snapshot in time reflecting the best of the best!!!

Reviewer: TJPOTTS - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - May 19, 2005
Subject: Lightening Indoors
Throughout, Jerry slices and cracks the air just on the outer edge all night long. Bertha, Bobby McGee stand out with riviting riffs. The Boys were hot that night (an understatement). Smooth as glass, a superb snapshot in time reflecting the best of the best!!!

Reviewer: dirty jev-o - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - February 28, 2005
Subject: cut in other one
damnit damnit damnit---hiss hiss too but dr.'s orders are right once again...this shit kicks ass! I believe for my money 69 and 71 are the greatest years { i like pig on the harp , vocals and organ to round out the pyscho jamming sometimes} and this show is interesting very interesting rock on rockers of dead !!

Reviewer: dr. flashback - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - January 15, 2005
Subject: Don't Miss This!
All right, I used not to be a fan of 1971. I had mostly heard 23rd generation tapes of shows with lots of flaws. And then GD Live started putting up great SHN board shows, and my opinion changed!! Those looking for long intense psychedelic jams such as 1969 or the deep spaces of a 72-73 Dark Star will not find such in 1971. But hey, you gotta dance sometime! Although 1971 shows have some garage band moments, the point here is that the band achieved a new level of hard jamming on rockers like HT Handle, RR Blues, Good Lovin and NFA that they in some ways, never quite recreated. Listen to the April NYC shows, or the Capitol shows prior to this and you'll see what I mean. The great versions of Cumberland and China>Rider are highlights for me. And the Other One is one of the best I've heard for 1971. A satisfying mind jam, and for those who may think Pigpen can't play - listen to this! His organ is loud and creative in the mix. There is a small cut in the middle that sounds like a tape flip, probably less than a minute is lost. The following Wharf Rat is nice in that we get Pig's organ backing up Jerry. A bit of a rarity heard only in early 71 and Europe 72, until Brent comes along in the 80's.
Then they really outdo themselves and deliver a blazing NFA>GDTRFB into Caution jam. And a fine UJ Band for dessert! A great show and for many, perhaps an undiscovered one? Add this to your 1971 collection!
Dr. Flashback ;-)
PS - a note to hiss watchers. If you listen to many of these early shows in STREAMING audio, they will sound hissier than they really are. I'm listening to my SHN version right now, and for a 34 year-old analog tape, it sounds great!

Reviewer: cousinkix1953 - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - November 3, 2004
Subject:
Download this show for your collection! The best parts of it will fit on two 80 minute CDrs.

Only a few opening notes of "Casey Jones" were clipped and the vocals remain. The first verse of "Truckin" is missing and the sound wasn't as good as the rest of the show. Download for completists.

All of "The Other One" - "Uncle John's Band" can fit on a single 80 minute CD. The band breaks only once and we get two classic jams...

Reviewer: sid weiss - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - August 30, 2004
Subject: top 10 for this year ..but sound quality was off
check out swing autotorium 1977 san bernardino

Reviewer: bilf40 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 15, 2004
Subject: Wish I could go again
This was a great show. I remember this very well due to all the unexpected (by me) songs.
NRPS opened, and it would be great to hear a replay of their portion of the show, with Jerry on pedal steel. Highlights of their set for me were Henry, Dirty Business and the Weight with some incredible Garcia pedal steel solos.
The Dead played two sets of about 2 hours each. There are some songs missing from the first set which ended w a great China Cat / Rider. I especially remember Tennessee Jed. I'm sure it was played as I remember the crowd singing the chorus starting on the 2nd time around. Cumberland Blues started the 2nd set which dragged a bit in the middle, but has some great songs too.
I only saw them twice after this, and they never came close to this. Great music in a great time and place.

Reviewer: Jim F - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - June 6, 2004
Subject: A very good show...
Any show with a Caution deserves at least 4 stars. The Other One>Wharf Rat is VERY good for the era. The Caution (the highlight for me)features Pigpen's skills at vocal improv. I find this version contains more interesting vocal than crazy jamming, which you may be used to in a Caution. They slip into it rather uniquely, out of GDTRFB (only time they did this, most likely). Jerry's guitar a little low in the mix on the fanning at the end, but still a show to have. The Fox is a great venue, by the way. Sound quality is quite good.

Reviewer: beege - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - June 4, 2004
Subject: Pig-Pen rocks
An outstanding show, a rival to the best Fillmore East show of 1971. Pig-pen seemed especially on, singing rarities like The Rub and Caution. Jerry sings an excellent Wharf Rat among others. Sound quality is very clean.